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NEWSFLASH - MARCH 9, 2007

Harmony Kingdom - Pond Pleasure Prototype
Charity Auction

 

The HK House of Peers and Harmony Kingdom offered you the opportunity to win an this prototype of Pond Pleasure, one of the Covets series of box figurines. At the same time you would be assisting NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), a grass roots organization dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life for all whose lives are affected by these diseases.

Pond Pleasure Prototype
Pond Pleasure Prototype
 

Pond Pleasure Prototype

Pond Pleasure (COFR) was carved by Master Carver Monique Baldwin and released in 2003 as one of the first releases in this series. The box figurine was produced as a fixed edition of 2,500 pieces worldwide, and made at Wimberley Mills in England.
 

Pond Pleasure Prototype

 

Pond Pleasure HK Secrets:

Covets are whimsical yet functional figurine boxes, combining three dimensional carving and detailed etching. The exterior of "Pond Pleasure" features a lifelike frog reaching for a lady bug. The interior portrays a fish, partially etched and partially sculpted, with room enough to store special treasures.
 

Pond Pleasure Production Box


 

Notice how the frog's sculpted legs merge down into an etching on the box itself. It is this combination of three-dimensional carving that makes this Covets series special. Monique was the innovator of this technique.
 

Pond Pleasure Prototype

Pond Pleasure Prototype

 
There are several significant differences between this prototype and the piece that was finally issued:

  • The prototype does not have the lady bug on the lid that appears on the final version.
  • The design in the band around the bottom of the base is a hand-drawn series of diamonds, rather than the frog footprints that appear on the final version.
  • The interior of the prototype is empty, it does not have the sculpture of a fish that appears in the final version.
  • The prototype is slightly smaller than the final version. The dimensions are 2.5" x 3.4" x 3"; the final version is 2.7" x 3.8" x 3".
  • The prototype does not have any hallmarks.
  • The base of the prototype has the handwritten notation: Figurine Frog Box #001.

 

Pond Pleasure Prototype
Pond Pleasure Prototype
 
Pond Pleasure Prototype
Pond Pleasure Prototype
 

Pond Pleasure Prototype Interior
Pond Pleasure
Prototype Interior

Pond Pleasure Prototype Base
Pond Pleasure
Prototype Base

 
With your winning bid you support the efforts of NAMI, in their dedication to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases. So hop on over and place your bid!
 

This auction was held on
eBay - Prototype Charity Auction
and ended March 18, 2007

raising $213.50 for NAMI

 

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Harmony Kingdom - Pond Pleasure Prototype

Harmony Kingdom - Pond Pleasure Prototype
 

This eBay Auction was a charity auction sponsored by the HK House of Peers to benefit NAMI

National Alliance on Mental IllnessNAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness (major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders) and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation's voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1,100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education.
 

Pond Pleasure Prototype Thank You!
 
'pigs4potter'
 

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